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Throwback Thurs! True Blood Season 5 Premiere! Alexander Skarsgard! Stephen Moyer! Deborah Ann Wohl! Rutina Wesley! Sam Trammell! Nelson Ellis! Joe Manganiello! Kristin Bauer! Autographs! Photos! and More!
I’ve been rewatching True Blood over the pandemic and thought it would be fun to share a recap from one of the premieres. These were always an adventure to go to and a lot of fun.
Check out the recap below!
I feel like the True Blood premiere is an annual right of passage at this point. LOL… In fact, I’ve been going to the True Blood premiere’s since they have had them. You can check out last years report here… Wow MTF is officially one year old! 😉
This is season 5 of True Blood and being a huge fan I had to head out. Scotty is there, as well as The Other Mike and Pinky is heading down as well. Scotty and Mike got there pretty early and were the second people there. lol… Last year was literally a blast, the cast was awesome, everyone came over, it was honestly an amazing day, so I’m hoping that today is going to be equally as awesome!
2:21 p.m. – I just arrived and the boys saved me a spot on the rail. There are probably about 75 people here.
2:32 p.m. – So, I was just informed that two fights have already broken out and everyone is getting more and more pissed off… compared to last year this one is not that good. The fans last year were awesome! We had such an awesome day…. This year is all tense already…
3:01 p.m. – Pinky just showed up! She made a Sam Trammell necklace, lol… and she bought a Sam Trammell phone cover. Sigh… I say, “jumping the shark” she says, “Uberfan.” lol…
3:34 p.m. – The sun is so bright, I think my brain is going to get bleached.
4:01 p.m. – You know how time moves slow… I think the sun combined with the tense people is making this really difficult…. Sigh…
4:32 p.m. – The crowd has grown to about 100 or so people. It’s a tad insane. And security is staring at the barricades with evil looks in their eyes.
4:45 p.m. – Oh, now security wants to move the barricades out, great so more people can squeeze behind us. Nice… Just what I want.
5:12 p.m. – There is the most annoying girl in the world behind me. I swear she has not washed her hair in a month and is straight out of trash city. And here’s the thing, I try and be cool with other people, but don’t show up at 5:00 and start going all nuts because you’re in the back. I mean come on.
5:34 p.m. – Thank God it’s almost time. Frank gave me some water because I honestly think I was going to pass out from dehydration. This really is like war. lol…
5:43 p.m. – This year there wasn’t a cast poster only the white and red individual posters so I decided to get all the individuals. It’s a lot but you know once they are all done they could be really cool. I also have a couple left over from last year that didn’t get signed and a stack of magazines, lol… God love those magazines!
6:09 p.m. – It looks like the carpet is starting and the crowd is getting more and more unruly. Thank God I’m next to Pinky. Today she’s my war buddy. lol…
6:18 p.m. – Adina Porter is the first one out of the gate. The fun thing about the True Blood premiere is that you get a chance to see all the supporting people in the show. I love the character actors and smaller people so that’s always fun for me. I brought a mini poster from the first year that I get al the smaller people on, so every year I have one of the slogan posters with all the smaller people on it. It’s kind of fun.
6:25 p.m. – Oh and the madness is starting! Breaking the signing cherry is Adina Porter! She is coming over and signing up a storm. And the crowd is going a tad insane. Seriously guys… why do you need to push and shove for Adina Porter? Why?
6:27 p.m. – This girl is literally crawling on my back, I can literally smell her unwashed hair and she’s loud and yelling the stupidest things at people. It’s almost insulting. Here’s a tip, if you go to a premiere, wash your hair and wear deodorant. Just saying.
6:28 p.m. – Speaking of saying stupid things, lol… Pinky just said to Adina “you’re so much prettier in person than on the show…” Doh… She pulled a Pinky! LOL… It didn’t come out right but she meant well. Not like the nasty girl behind me. Blech…
6:31 p.m. – A new person! Giles Matthey who is on the show this season is coming over to sign. It’s funny to watch new people deal with the madness of True Blood fans.
6:32 p.m. – Jacob Hopkins who plays I think the younger version of Alexander Skarsgard on this season. It’s so odd for me to get kids to sign something, but in a situation like this I don’t mind. lol..
6:33 p.m. – Speaking of kids there’s Chloe Noelle. She is very cute and is coming over and signing autographs for everyone. lol…
6:36 p.m. – Oh crap, there’s Joe Manganiello! He’s signing for the fans before doing the carpet. He starts and the end and works his way up to the front. This is when smelly girl decide’s it’s a great time to jump on my back. For no reason. Not that there would be a reason to jump on my back. So, I stick my butt out and try and push smelly chick off my back. Then smelly chick decides to yell he’s pushing me. Now, let me ask you this, how can I push someone from behind? First off… that’s not pushing that’s sticking my flat ass out to get smelly off of me. She then precedes to start yelling at me. So, I snapped at yelled at her. “I pushed you off my back, get the fuck off my back, if me sticking my ass out is your definition of pushing, then you are too fucking close.” Oh good times… I should have added wash you fucking hair but I didn’t… If I can smell someone’s hair, that’s too close.
6:43 p.m. – Joe is really taking his time, but he’s getting close. I have my mini poster and I also brought my Entertainment Weekly Magic Mike magazine cover as well.
6:48 p.m. – Joe just yelled at some of the dealers who were pushing so that they don’t hurt Pinky and another girl in the front. He then signed my mini poster
and I then whipped out my Magic Mike magazine and I said, “Joe, would you mind signing the Magic Mike cover?” He looked over and was like yeah man.
I said, “Dude I can’t wait for this.” He was like, it’s going to be amazing. How gay did I feel? LOL…
6:49 p.m. – Just as Joe passed Todd Lowe comes over. I had him sign my promo mini poster that I was getting everyone on. Smelly girl is now asking people who they are on the show. If you don’t know who Todd Lowe is on True Blood kindly get the fuck off of me and go home.
6:51 p.m. – There’s Camilla Luddington and she looks amazing! And so nice. Pinky has just flipped her shit over her. lol… Flipped her shit!
6:53 p.m. – Lucy Griffiths is signing now… She is again a new cast member this season. So nice!
6:54 p.m. – Oh Carrie Preston! I love her! It’s just too hard to get decent photos this year. But I love Arlene! Carrie is with her husband Michael Emerson. Carrie signed a little but honestly she stopped right after Pinky and that’s not much in terms of how many people were here.
6:55 p.m. – Crap, there’s Nelson Ellis! I love Lafayette!
The smelly nasty girl behind me decides this is a great time to try and crawl over me so I hard to rear up and push her back again. Sigh… I need to hose her off…
6:56 p.m. – Nelson is always a tad odd, he’s nice and signs but always looks mystified that people are here. This is season 5, come on, you should expect it now. Nelson says, I have to go… And is about to leave but I wave my poster and Pinky screams so he gets to our area and then signs and takes off.. Whew…
6:59 p.m. – Sam Trammell is here! He starts at the other end and then heads down our way. Just as Tara Buck arrives and starts to sign on our end.
7:01 p.m. – Tara is always really nice and signs up a storm. Sam is moving really fast but makes sure to say hi to Pinky, who is his number one fan.
He signs my individual poster as well.
7:03 p.m. – Michael McMillian is here. He plays the preacher who is now apparently a vampire.
He signs and signs and is with Kevin Alejandro. Literally the pushing is so bad. Kevin is super sweet and I always had to tell him, dude you need to stop talking to people and move on because I was getting hyper crushed.
7:05 p.m. – Jim Parrack is here. He is joining in the madness and signing and signing… He is always really nice.
7:07 p.m. – And here’s Lauren Bowles. She is signing up a storm as well. Super nice.
7:08 p.m. – Denis O’Hare just came over. I’ve really wanted to get him since I love his character on the show!
Denis is super nice and really over the top fun.
7:10 p.m. – Janina Gabankar just came over… and oh crap she’s followed by Pam! Yep Kristin Bauer! Janina is really nice and signs up a storm!
7:11 p.m. – Kristin comes over and gives the most beautiful signatures. It’s so funny because Kristin is so different than Pam is! LOL…
7:17 p.m. – Oh, and there’s Michelle Forbes! She is so nice. Always coming out to support True Blood even though she was killed off. I really love Michelle actually.
7:23 p.m. – And there’s Deborah Ann Wohl! She is signing and usually a one per person signer. I have my poster from this year and last year as well.
7:25 p.m. – Deborah is coming this way. She signs my Season 5 individual poster and then signs something else and then I ask her to switch to a red pen and sign another and she happy to do so.
Sweet! That actually made me really happy more than anything else so far today!
7:36 p.m. – Oh Jesus, here’s Alexander Skarsgard! The girls are going wild. The smelly nasty girl behind me is flinging around like she’s having a seizure.
Alex starts to sign and sign. Now, I’ve met Alex a number of times and he has always been so nice.
I’ve been hearing though that he’s not a nice as he once was. I get it. It’s tough.
Five years into a huge show you get a tad jaded.
He’s still very accommodating however, and I honestly can’t say a bad word about him.
7:37 p.m. – The girl behind me however, decides just as Alex is coming our way to say, “Alex, I saw Battleship, I think I’m the only one cause it bombed.” Really? REALLY! The dude is nice enough to meet fans and sign and you’re going to insult the guy. This is what I’ve been dealing with all day. That kind of stupidity. Thankfully, I don’t think Alex heard her inane rambling. I have a magazine for Alex and a mini poster. He comes by and signs the magazine, but skips the poster.
I was like, No! So, I said Alex… “Would you mind signing the mini poster as well?” He looks over and says, “sure!” and he signs that as well. See, even if he’s not “as nice” Alex is still really good to the fans.
7:43 p.m. – Oh dear, Alex didn’t make it all the way down the barricade and is getting boo’d by people at the end… Oh Lord… See, I don’t think that’s cool at all. He got to the people who waited the longest so he didn’t get to the people who got there at 5:00 p.m. Of course If I was skipped I’d be ticked too lol…
7:49 p.m. – Chris Bauer AKA Andy Bellefleur is coming over.
He’s really nice and takes his time with the fans just at Rutina Wesley comes over as well. Rutina is nice at premiere’s but isn’t always the most friendly in the cast.
7:51 p.m. – I got Rutina on my Season 2 individual mini poster. In the red paint pen… It looks awesome!
8:01 p.m. – Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are on the carpet and go inside… Dammit! Ryan Kwanten also went inside and didn’t come over…
8:11 p.m. – Security came over and said we could wait here. thanks Jesus, the smelly annoying girl who is insulting the cast has left. I could go on a tangent but I’m not going to. Really… I’m not… I want to so bad. She was such a nasty smelly bitch… Ugh…
8:35 p.m. – They are tearing up the carpet pretty fast… It’s only a 50 minute wait, and honestly what’s that right?
8:59 p.m. – Oh, it’s ending! People are pouring out of the door. Christopher Heyerdahl is coming over and signs for everyone.
9:06 p.m. – We see tons of people leaving but no one is giving us much attention.
9:16 p.m. – There’s Stephen Moyer! He comes right on over.
Stephen is hyper nice and I’ve always seen him be such a gentleman. Kind… Very kind. The dealers are going a tad crazy.
I did manage to get Stephen on my mini poster but I couldn’t get my magazine done. Oh well… There will be another time.
9:21 p.m. – Ryan Kwanten is leaving, we all yell and chant for him and.. He barely turned and waved. Like… Shocking… We was honestly kind of a dick. (as a side note a friend of mine was able to get up to him as he was crossing a street and only had a fan photo of him with Ryan from Comic Con and Ryan refused to sign it for him. Ouch!)
Overall, it was a lot of work. A LOT OF WORK. I love the show so all in all it was worth it. Not getting Anna was disappointing. Stephen said she wasn’t feeling well. Even though she did hang out at the after party. I get it, she’s preggers… I give her a pass. I was disappointed with Ryan Kwanten though. Come on brother, check yourself!
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